Premises Liability LawyerWashington County, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Washington County can help.
Property owners are legally required to make sure that their properties are safe for use. However, not all property owners are responsible. How the accident happened doesn't matter now, you're hurt and you need help. Does your accident count as premises liability? You aren't sure of the laws surrounding your type of accident. You need help.
Our Premises Liability Lawyers will aggressively pursue your case and make sure that you are fully cared for and provided for. You deserve to recover from this accident, and you deserve to be medically and financially compensated for your premises liability accident in Washington County. To learn more about how our personal injury law firm will fight for your rights, call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.
Premises Liability Lawyer Washington County - Recent Victories
With any type of legal claim, results matter. You have to win your case, and you need the law firm you choose to be dedicated to fighting for your full rights. A premises liability lawyer claiming they are the best isn't the same as being the best, you need proof. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:
- $0 to $70,000
- Burger Secures a $125,000 settlement in Auditorium Fall
- Slip and Fall $125,000 Success
- $250,000 Slip and Fall Settlement
- $1.435 Million Settlement Against Three Defendants After Extensive Litigation
Premises Liability Lawyer Washington County - FAQ's
Do you have legal questions, but don't have time to step into an office right now? Would you rather watch a client testimonial video? Burger Law has several FAQ's that answer many of those questions you may have, as well as client testimonials to really show you what the process is like with our firm. We also offer an expansive FAQ area where many other questions are answered as well. Here are several Premises Liability questions answered:
Personal Injury Law Firm St. Louis - Legal Books
We've also compiled a few books that touch on the major case types we take on. These are free, so download as you like!
Premises Liability Lawyer in Washington County - Can I sue?
There are a few factors that determine whether or not you should pursue a premises liability case.
1. Were you seriously hurt in the fall or accident? If you had to see a doctor, or if your accident required surgery, you most likely have a case. Legally pursuable injuries include broken bones, surgery, dislocated back, damaged limbs, and more. You have to be injured for the claim to proceed. Bruising, or minor injuries may not be worth legally pursuing.
2. Was the building owner acting negligently? Was the area taped off? For the case to move forward, there has to have been a level of negligence. If a floor was wet, and a warning sign was not posted, then the building owner can be held liable for the injuries. If there was a sign, and it was easily noticeable, your accident may be harder to recover from.
Negligence and severity can be hard to determine, and if you need help, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Washington County immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.
Relevant Statutes in a Washington County Premises Liability Case
Your legal status to be on the property is going to determine your recovery potential in the case. There are three main classifications of people in a slip and fall accident: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
Invitees in Washington County are defined in Bartel v. Central Markets, Inc. (Mo.App. 1995) as anyone who enters upon a premises with the express or implied consent of the possessor, and for some purpose of benefit or interest to the possessor or for the mutual benefit of both. Property owners have a duty to provide invitees with the highest standard of care by inspecting their property and fixing dangerous or hazardous conditions. In addition, property owners must disclose known dangerous conditions, as outlined in Harris v. Niehaus (Mo. banc. 1993), citing Restatement (2nd) Torts § 343 comment b.
Licensees are a person who is privileged to enter or remain on land only by virtue of the possessor’s consent, according to Restatement (2nd) Torts § 330; Harris, 875 S.W.2d at 225. Property owners only have a duty to warn licensees of a danger that the property owner knows about or should know about.
The last classification of people are trespassers. A trespasser—as defined by Restatement (2nd) Torts, § 329 (1965)—is a person who enters or remains upon land in the possession of another without a privilege to do so. Property owners generally are not liable for harm that caused to a trespasser. A Washington County premises liability lawyer could help people with their case, regardless of what class of visitor they are.
Premises Liability Lawyer
You're hurt, suffering, and you need help. Our Firm fights for the absolute full rights and complete recovery of our clients, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Washington County will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Washington County at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.